Field #1 was pasture that had been ploughed the year previously.
Today's mix of coils couldn't have been more varied; the 13" X35, the 9" HF and the original 9" coil.
It was the original 9" coil that accounted for two hammered coins and the 9" HF was responsible for the tiny fragment of a third hammered coin.
Two Roman coins were also recovered, one of them was in quite good condition being a numus of the House of Constantine. A large Medieval quatrefoil key was a lovely surprise recovery but unfortunately, part of the handle was missing. A lead palm guard, a coin weight, various Medieval partifacts and a skillet leg were amongst the finds of the day.
Field #2 was drilled with corn which was a new one for us, it's normally wheat, barley or OSR. This was the field that produced most of the memorable finds of the day and is a typical Medieval strip field.
Although we were using totally different coils; we used the same standard GMP program. However, the X35 was very chattery to the point of distraction. Decreasing the sensitivity to 82 reduced the background chatter to a bare minimum which made it sweet to use. Oddly enough, it didn't appear to reduce the depth or performance of the Déus whatsoever.
After the dew had evaporated, the sensitivity was restored to 90 and the chatter had disappeared.
The breeze, and the drop in temperature, persuaded us to call it a day, but this early curtailment would allow time for us to drop in on a couple of landowners to suss out what available land they had.
Hopefully, we can squeeze in a few more outing's between now and the seasons end.
HD images of the day's finds can be seen here.